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Ways to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle in Hot Weather

 
 
In the UK recently many parts of the country have been experiencing hot, summer weather. Prior to that, parts of the USA also basked in hot sun. Despite the attractions of such sunny weather there are certain ways to lead a healthy lifestyle in the sun.
 

Beautiful Lady in Blue Costume Lying in Sun

 
When temperatures soar, there are sections of the community that especially need to take account of these ways to lead a healthy lifestyle in the sun: problems have been identified among the older members of society and babies and young children who have skin more sensitive than adults. Certain heart, skin and conditions can leave us open to problems in extreme weather, particularly if we are working or exercising outside for extended periods of time.

During 2003 temperatures reached 38 degrees centigrade (101 degrees Fahrenheit) and health authorities identified around 2000 to 3000 more deaths than normal. It was estimated this figure rose to 30,000 across the European continent.

So what are the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle in such conditions?

Many of us open the windows and doors to allow a breeze through the house in hot weather and yet, if you observe countries that habitually experience high temperatures, you will find the populations shut windows and pull down the shades, only opening windows when things cool down in the evening.

The song ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Midday Sun’ was quite right: those used to the heat have learned to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day. This is generally between 11am and 3pm.

It is also important to drink lots of cool drinks. A friend who served in Iraq told me recently that the best time to drink is before you need it. If you wait until you are thirsty it is already too late. Start the day drinking water or fruit juice and continue to do so throughout the day. Tea, coffee and alcohol are to be avoided.

Remember that protecting the skin is important too. Wear a hat (a wide-brimmed one may look unfashionable but is to be preferred) and keep exposed shin covered with regular doses of sun block. In the evening and morning moisturise extensively the same areas. Watch for redness and give those patches especial attention.

The National Health Service gives some excellent guidelines on their website.

Enjoy the summer but ensure you keep healthy too.
 

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How to Look Beautiful Naturally

 
 
Most of us, whether we admit it or not, want to look at our best and it makes sense to look beautiful naturally rather than relying on artificial products.

To look at our best we need to look at our lifestyle. What we do every day affects the way we look.

Audrey Hepburn came close to the truth when she said, “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” One of the first things we need to do to look beautiful naturally is to reduce the stress in our lives. When we get stressed the heart rate changes and we breath faster and less deeply: this has the effect of restricting the blood vessels to the skin, which leads to a lack of a glow to the skin through a reduced blood supply.

So reduce the amount of pressure you put yourself under and look for the good in other people. You will feel and look better.
 

Beautiful Lady in Purple Dress Looking at Camera

 
There are external stresses to avoid too: smoking is a bad idea as it dries out the skin, restricts the blood vessels and promotes premature ageing. This is also true of spending too long in the sun (not forgetting the risk of skin cancer, of course) although some exposure is good as it improves the supply of vitamin D to the skin. Always be prepared to wear a good sunblock if you want to look beautiful naturally.

Get enough sleep as it is as you sleep that the skin repairs itself and the wrinkles reduce. Also drink plenty of water before you need to do so. Once you feel thirsty it is too late and your skin will already be losing its plumpness. Get into the habit of drinking enough water daily: avoid caffeine and alcohol however as they have the effect of drying the skin.

Not surprisingly a good diet is essential to look beautiful naturally. A good balanced diet without too much of one food is ideal but include a wide range of fruit, vegetables, nuts and oily fish (for the Omega-3 oils). Avoid too much sugar too as it has been linked to breakouts of pimples and spots. The body needs the right fuel to maintain its functions so watch what you eat: if you are worried about your nutrition, you might consider a course of good-quality multi-vitamins too.

Exercise is good for the skin too as it promotes the body’s functions and opens the pores. Remember to shower afterwards of course to remove any dirt ejected by the sweat. You don’t need to run a marathon, just 30 minutes of walking, running, cycling or swimming will do: just enough to get you out of breath.

To look beautiful naturally you do need to look after your skin. Use a good moisturiser daily after washing with a gentle cleanser and padding the skin dry. If you do use makeup, to look great why not use the best minerals makeup you can afford? Cosmetics of this type will not block your pores and may even provide nutrients; remember to carefully clean your brushes after each use though.

It is not that difficult to look beautiful naturally. It is simply a case of getting into healthy habits and controlling your lifestyle. In the end, you will not only get to look beautiful naturally but you will feel good too.
 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 11: Nutrition Is Easier For The Whole Family

 
 

Mother And Child Trying An Apple With Flowers In Foreground Healthy Skin Tips

 
If you are a parent and are looking for ways to have a healthy lifestyle, you may find it difficult if the rest of the family are still stuck in unhealthy habits.

No matter who believes it, one of the best healthy skin tips and ways to generally avoid many illnesses and the subsequent drugs frequently prescribed, is to find one of the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. One of the biggest influences is diet and nutrition.

Most caring parents tend to run their lives according to the needs of their family and often neglect their own health. The tip today is to involve the whole family in your drive to be healthier.

If you can, why not grow some fruit and/or vegetables in your garden or window box? You could even take your children to a farm or somewhere else to see their food growing. Take time out to buy food from a local market, cook food from fresh and give your children responsibility for a part of the work. Explain to them how nutrition works and how it affects the working of their bodies.

It is quite likely that you may need to take a good quality nutrition supplement to ensure you have the goodness you need – explore the ingredients with your family and involve them in the decision regarding which supplements to take.

Most children love to learn through fun methods and will embrace nutrition in this way. Fortunately many schools are also teaching more about cooking and nutrition so you may find yourself working alongside their school activities.

This article on the AARP blog explains how some volunteers are teaching children in America about the food they eat.
 
Discover a range of effective natural nutritional health supplements from Proto-col on LookRavishing.com.
 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 10: Get Enough Sleep

 
 

Young Woman Asleep In Bed At Sunrise

 
It looks like finding one of the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle is easier than you might expect. One of the most important beauty tips you can come across is simply to get more sleep.

Yup, your skin will thank you for getting enough shut-eye each night. We all know days after late nights when we look in the mirror and are faced with puffy and saggy eyes. The body uses sleep time to regenerate – and that includes the skin.

I was at a major hospital recently as the sun set and was amazed to see lots of maintenance workers coming out and repairing all those jobs that were reported to them during the day. Your skin is the same: as you sleep, the body’s priorities turn to growth and repairs. If you have drunk enough water, the skin will be moisturised from within. The damage caused during the day by pollution will be repaired.

Studies have compared photographs of people who have had enough sleep and those that hadn’t and every time the pictures of the good sleepers were seen as more attractive.

Of course, sleep won’t solve everything but a nice night of Z’s will give you a major start the next day. And you will feel good too.

What’s not to like? Sleep has to be one of the best healthy skin tips.

See more about the benefits of sleep on the YouBeauty.com website.
 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 9: Laugh Yourself Beautiful



There are a great many ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and there are plenty of healthy skin tipsavailable but one of the most neglected ideas is to be happy and laugh.

Laughter does wonders for your general health and well-being. This in turn keeps you healthy and looking good.

We all know that we feel good after a period of laughter. This is because stress and laughter cannot exist together. Laugh and stress disappears. Also laughing produces endorphins that boost the immune system and can even reduce pain.

Laugh out loud and you will increase the blood flow and give your lungs a much-needed session of deep breathing. This in turn is good for the heart and other essential bodily functions. Your skin may show laughter lines but the general health of your complexion will improve.

Having a good guffaw has more wide-ranging effects too. Relationships will be stronger and more relaxed if you learn to laugh together also you will put minor setbacks into perspective. People are drawn to someone with a good sense of humour.

Encourage humour in your life. There are classes in Laughter Yoga available in many areas where you are taught to have a good chuckle and encourage the benefits. Watch a funny film and generate banter with family and friends and you will find life gets much better.

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Healthy And Beauty Tip Number 8: Collagen Benefits The Eyes

 
 

Pretty Brunette Lady Smiling Into Camera

 
The lips often draw the eye when cosmetics are correctly used but once you get closer to the person behind the makeup,the eyes become more important. Did you know that collagen benefits your eyes as well as other parts of the body?

We all want clear, healthy-looking eyes (they are,after all, the window to the soul) so it makes sense to look after them as much as possible.

As usual, nutrition is important; eat lots of fruit and vegetables to give the eyes the goodness they require to operate correctly. Regular moderate exercise helps the operations of the human body and studies have shown this also reduces the risk of macular degeneration, a particular problem affecting the eyes.

Avoid smoking or smoky atmospheres or any other airborne pollution as the eyes have little defence against these. Protect the eyes whenever necessary by using goggles where foreign bodies could fly up (or when welding) or use sunglasses in strong light.

Have you ever had a photograph taken of the inside of your eyes when at the opticians? By doing this, many diseases affecting the rest of the body can be identified. This indicates how the eyes are closely connected to the rest of us.

Be careful when applying makeup as chemicals from cosmetics can irritate the eyes. Mineral makeup powder is less likely to affect the eyes but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Collagen benefits the eyes by making them firm but strong by reinforcing the tissues therein so you might consider a course of collagen capsules with your daily multivitamins.

Many of us spend money making our eyes look good on the outside but there is no substitute for healthy, clear eyes and this is only achieved by nutrition, protection and leading a healthy lifestyle.
 
Take a look at the Protocol collagen and range of mineral powder makeup to be found at LookRavishing.com.
 
 

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Mineral Powder Makeup: Celebrity Makeup Tips

 
 

Dramatic Makeup On Beautiful Model

 
One of the toughest jobs in the world must be to give healthy skin tips to Hollywood celebrities let alone be responsible for their makeup.

Valerie Sarnelle is one person who has taken on this tough assignment.

Here is a video where she shares some of the beauty tips of the stars and uses mineral powder makeup.
 

 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 7: Applying Lip Gloss

 
 

Beautiful Lady In Pink With Lovely Lips And Eyes

 
The lips can be the focus of any look and applying lip-gloss can be the crowning feature of a regime using healthy makeup for skin.

As with the rest of the face, the lips should be looked after to make them glow naturally so one of the important healthy skin tips is to choose the products you use carefully and apply them carefully.

Lip-gloss can be used in a variety of ways. A clear gloss can be used to emphasise the natural colour of the lips or can be used to create a great lip colour. Lip-glosses can be bought in a range of colours and, if you have the time, layering applications can result in an amazing gloss effect. As with all makeup, experimentation can be very rewarding.

If you are using mineral powder makeup you could even try applying the powder to your lips before sealing it in with a lip-gloss. Try to see what colour work for you and have fun with it.

Matt lips work best in the day but the gloss really comes into its own in the evening. If your lips are dry you might even consider using a lip balm or moisturiser before applying a gloss. Make the lips the last job after working on the rest of the face.

You could use a lip liner first to define the lips. Then apply the gloss from the middle outwards. Don’t quite reach the corners of the mouth as the liner will work its way out there anyway and you don’t want a build-up in the corners.

Once applied, press your lips firmly together to ensure an even spread and you are ready to go.

Use mineral powder makeup to get the look you want and keep your skin healthy.
 
Go to LookRavishing.com to find a quality range of mineral powder makeup to get the look you want.
 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 7: Consider Sunless Tan Lotions

 

Stunning Brunette Wearing Green Necklace

 
Here in the UK we are officially in the summer months and there are of course ways to have a healthy lifestyle this time of year – particularly where caring for your skin is concerned.

The biggest challenge has to be the effects of ultra-violet rays on the skin. It is unlikely that we can avoid the sun at all times so the use of sunscreen should be considered if outside. Sunblock might even be an idea for those with a light complexion. Note that sunscreens filter the suns rays and sunblock keeps them out.

It is wise not to stay too long in the sun however as the levels of skin cancer in the western world are on the increase. If a mole appears on your skin or an existing one grows in size it is well-worth having it checked by your doctor. The operation to remove moles is relatively simple and quick – far easier than having treatment for cancer.

If you are outside for any length of time, one of the more useful healthy skin tips is to moisturise regularly and, if you are starting to redden, have some after sun available. Your skin can even burn on a cloudy day – especially if it is windy as wind burn is quite a common problem. A warm atmosphere and a drying wind can affect the skin too.

If you want to have a ‘healthy’ tan, you will be better considering a sunless tan lotion rather than prolonged periods in the sun or on a sunbed.

 
 

 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 6: Nutrition For Young Skin

 
 

Pretty Young Suntanned Blond Girl Sitting In Front Of House

 
Many teenagers suffer from bad skin and struggle to make it look good again. One of the most important healthy skin tips for them is to keep their nutrition at its best.

Particularly useful for preventing acne and other skin ailments suffered in adolescence are zinc and vitamin A, but a good diet backed up by a course of quality nutritional supplements will ensure optimum skin health. Plus lots of sleep and water of course – but that is something many teenagers forget!

Protocol’s Vita Balance multivitamin tablets provide most of the needed nutrition and can be found at LookRavishing.com.
 
 

 

 

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